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Unveiling the prophet : the misadventures of a reluctant debutante

Author: Lucy Ferriss
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the Autumn of 1972, Lucy Ferriss, then a college student in California, was preparing for the Veiled Prophet Ball at which she was to be presented to St. Louis society. Once the largest cotillion in the country, the invitation-only ball was unique among society events not only for the legend and mystery surrounding its namesake but also for its setting in a public, taxpayer-funded arena and for its accompanying
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Biography
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Ferriss, Lucy, 1954-
Unveiling the prophet.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005015194
Named Person: Lucy Ferriss; Lucy Ferriss
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lucy Ferriss
ISBN: 0826216013 9780826216014 0826264913 9780826264916
OCLC Number: 80246989
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 154 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: Lucy Ferriss.

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Lucy Ferriss's memoirs blends regional history, national history, and her personal history to create a narrative that follows two time lines. One is the story of her attending an exclusive ball. The  Read more...

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